Ground covers, Herbs, Perennials
These Mediterranean natives spread rapidly by underground stems and can be quite invasive; to keep them in bounds, grow them in pots or boxes. Tough and unfussy, they grow almost anywhere but perform best with light, moist, medium-rich soil, regular water; and full sun or partial shade. Plants disappear in winter in colder part of range. Replant about every 3 years; propagate from runners.Mentha spicata
Grows to 1–3 ft. high. Dark green, toothed leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. x piperita. Leafy spikes of pale blue flowers. Use leaves fresh from the garden or dried, as flavoring for foods, cold drinks, and jelly.
Grows to 8–15 in. high and 1 ft. wide. Evergreen. Soft, pale green, oval, 1 1/2–3-in.-long...
This annual grows to 6–9 ft. tall, usually with blue, purple, or white flowers 1 1/2–2 1/2...
Native to California and southern Oregon. Blooms as freely in gardens as it does in the wild, bearing ...